Sinkhole on Madison County highway has been filled

Sinkhole on Madison County highway has been filled
A sinkhole appeared on Alabama 53 northbound just south of Burwell Road on April 11, 2019.

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The Alabama Department of Transportation reports that the sinkhole on Alabama 53 has been filled.

The outside lane was reopened for Thursday’s rush hour, but the shoulder will remain closed overnight. Crews will be back Friday to repave the shoulder.

The sinkhole appeared in the shoulder of Alabama 53 northbound just south of Burwell Road. The hole was about 7.5 feet in diameter at the surface, wider below the surface, and 12 to 14 feet deep.

Madison County Commissioner Phil Vandiver posted photos on social media.

4:15 still one lane of traffic. ALDOT looks like it close to opening both lanes. Just avoid the area today you’ll be...

Posted by Phil Vandiver on Thursday, April 11, 2019

ALDOT is doing some exploratory drilling in the area in an effort to determine the cause and extent of the issue.

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